Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Infant of Prague II

Typical of damaged Infants of Prague, this little statuette had both hands missing along with the globe held in the left hand. But, unlike the previous Infant, the mantle on this one is removeable. The break in the face extended its way into the right eye requiring a re-painting of that eye. "Break" is almost a misnomer as once there is a break in old plaster, the area of the break separates easily from the statue. On small statues such as this one, I don't use glue to re-attach broken parts, but rather use the plaster as a glue.




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